22 October 2021

On the eve of our 42nd


AT THIS TIME OF YEAR with our Independence anniversary a mere few days away I normally refl ect on how far we have travelled since that memorable day...
15 October 2021

Living in Troubled Times


There is no doubt that the COVID-19 virus has  become a central player in our lives. The news continue to be bad, although it appears that more pe...
08 October 2021

Brief Reflections on the 1935 Riots


Two major events took place in St. Vincent in October, the first was the riots of October 21/22 1935, and the second Independence in 1979. Every yea...
01 October 2021

‘Bigging-Up’ Cuba!


The Centre for State Control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices said recently that Cuba’s Abdala vaccine is 92% effective after 3 doses. ...
24 September 2021

How and When Will it all End?


One of my difficulties is having to write my column on Wednesday, so that by the time it is available to readers of Searchlight on Friday and those wh...
17 September 2021

We Need to Find a Way Forward


I ENDED MY column last week with a quotation from the Anglican Bishop of the West Indies whom I referred to as the late Drexel Gomes. I am happy to r...
10 September 2021

This has got to be the worst of Times


I WISH I could have said like Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” In my many moons in this once blessed la...
03 September 2021

Do we ever learn?


Today, I want to follow on from where Bassy left off last week. We are now into the month of September, and I suspect plans are already being prepared...
27 August 2021

Let Democracy Reign!


We are into the last weekend of the month we dub Emancipation Month. Clearly a misnomer because whatever limited activities we have are centred on the...
20 August 2021

Difficult times! Will our faith see us through?


(Continued from last week) I ended last week with what was really a rhetorical question because security personnel around the PM are there to asse...